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Beverly Hills Wood Roof Ordinance

City of Beverly Hills’ Wood Roof Ordinance

As you may be aware, the City of Beverly Hills passed an Ordinance in 1989 requiring that all new roofs must be a fire-retardant roof covering or roof assembly that is listed as a Class A assembly.

This Ordinance also required that all roofs in the City of Beverly Hills meet this standard by July 1, 2013.

The date of compliance is rapidly approaching. In 2007, the Ordinance was modified to not allow wood as a roof covering. The Ordinance is located in the Municipal Code Section 1505.1 through 1505.1.1. It states the following:

Section 1505.1 General. Except as otherwise provided in this section, roof coverings or roof assemblies on any structure regulated by this Code shall be a fire-retardant roof covering or roof assembly that is listed as a Class A assembly in accordance with ASTM E 108 or UL 790. In addition, no wood shall be used as a roof covering material. Noncombustible roof coverings may be applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements in lieu of a fire-retardant roofing assembly.

The bottom line is that if you currently have a wood roof, you must be in compliance by July 1, 2013.

Chuck Jewett, CEO of Hull Brothers Roofing, was contacted by the City of Beverly Hills to solicit his expertise in the standardization of the process to achieve “Class A” ratings for residential roofs, verify Class A ratings, and other technical aspects about roofing in general, and he’s continuing his service by providing valuable information to homeowners about this ordinance.

For more information about this requirement and to understand what your options are in compliance with this ordinance, please call (310) 553-1999. We will send representatives out to your home to provide you with a complimentary inspection report that will show whether or not your roof is in compliance, and if needed, what is required to become compliant.

There is no charge for the inspection report.


Fill out the form below or call (310) 553-1999 to schedule your complimentary inspection report or to learn more about the ordinance and how it affects your home.

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